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Eagles return top pitcher from district championship team
High school football capsules: Week 1 (08/22/14)
Kelly at East Prairie, 8 p.m. Last year: Did not play Outlook: After waiting 57 years for their first varsity football game, the Kelly Hawks are going to have to wait one more hour. Due to a forecast for high temperatures, the kickoff of tonight's game was pushed back from its original 7 p.m. starting time...
Sikeston volleyball needing to replace many (08/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though they lost over half their varsity lineup to graduation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball enters the upcoming season with the mindset of a team on the rise after a rough 2013 campaign. Hoping for a better blend of team chemistry and veteran leadership can aid a talented group of underclassmen, the Lady Bulldogs will look to regain their district competitiveness and their spot at the top of the SEMO Conference...
Portageville ready for playoff repeat (08/22/14)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Following a playoff run that ended in sectionals the Portageville volleyball team will have a good chance at repeating that success. The Lady Bulldogs return all but one from it's 18-13 season and get back eight players who saw playing time...
Newcomers look to excel on Richland volleyball team (08/22/14)
ESSEX, Mo. - The players of the Richland high school volleyball program will get their first taste of varsity action this season. The Rebels return no varsity starters off of last season's squad. "We are a young team," Richland longtime coach Lisa Taylor said. "I do have a senior, but she hasn't played the last couple of years...
Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (08/21/14)
In a non-typical split vote, the Dexter Board of Education opted Tuesday night to maintain their participation in the SEMO Conference, rejecting a proposal presented by Athletic Director Derek Urhahn to pull the high school boys' basketball presence in the conference. The issue came before the board during their regular August meeting...
Football preview: Kelly Hawks ready to take off after two seasons of JV flight lessons (08/21/14)
Kelly, which made the decision to add football in 2010, will play its first varsity season this year.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Football preview: Up-tempo Jackson Indians rejuvenated under Eckley (08/21/14)
The Indians, with a reinvigorated up-tempo, spread offense, have made the transformation from a struggling program to a Class 5 quarterfinalist over the past two seasons.
Football preview: Skill position players bring high hopes for Cape Central (08/21/14)
Chaffee transfer Peyton Montgomery will have an experienced group of wide receiver targets.
Southeast Missourian high school boys swimming, girls golf teams at a glance (08/21/14)
Boys swimming Central Tigers Coach: Dayna Powell Assistant Coach: Chad Sierman Returning athletes: Christian Retter, sr.; Alex Gentle, sr.; Zack Rhodes, sr.; Raleigh Davis, sr.; John Young, jr.; Lawson Berry, jr.; Reid Dickson, jr.; Ben Ferreri, jr.; Davis Deimund, jr.; Tim Huey, jr...
Football preview: Perryville has sights set on competing late in games (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been almost 10 years since the Perryville Pirates football team won a district title, and even that wasn't enough to finish with a winning record. The Pirates finished that season with a losing record, and although the task of having a winning season appears monstrous, Perryville coach Mike Wojtczuk has his sights set elsewhere...
Football preview: Youth still abundant for Scott City entering new season (08/21/14)
There were plenty of growing pains last season for the Scott City Rams football team. With young players littered throughout the starting lineup, the Rams claimed one regular-season victory but were able to defeat Charleston 20-14 in the first game of the Class 2 District 1 playoffs...
Football preview: First-year coach provides familiarity for St. Vincent (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been an eventful summer for Nathan Rowland, who was given his first opportunity to become a head football coach in May. A 2002 graduate of St. Vincent and assistant coach on last year's team, Rowland offers the Indians plenty of value in familiarity...
Football preview: Chaffee faces tough challenges after key losses (08/21/14)
Led by an experienced senior class, Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years, but that doesn't discourage coach Charlie Vickery, who believes the Red Devils have enough returning talent to turn last year's success into a trend.
Starting time of Dexter-Ste. Genevieve football game pushed to 8 p.m. (08/20/14)
The starting time of the highly anticipated varsity football opener between Dexter and Ste. Genevieve has been pushed to 8 p.m. Friday night at Ste. Genevieve. The forecasted high for Friday in Ste. Genevieve is 97 degrees.
Softball preview: Lessons hopefully learned for Sikeston Lady Bulldogs (08/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With just one senior on the team last year, Sikeston softball coach Eric Voorhees knew his team would experience a few growing pains. However, Voorhees has hopes that his team learned some lessons and will improve on last year's 6-16 record with eight of his nine starters returning this season...
Softball preview: Oran hoping for playoff repeat with new faces (08/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Coming off a deep postseason run that had them just an out from a Class 1 final four berth, the Oran Lady Eagles will have to have some fresh faces step up in they want similar success in 2014. Boasting a much younger squad this time around, Lady Eagles head coach Jim Eftink hopes to use his squads tough regular season schedule to have them battle-tested come playoff time...
Softball preview: Game remains the same for Lady Hawks softball team (08/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- After back-to-back runs to the Class 2 final four, expectations remain high as ever for the Kelly Lady Hawks entering the upcoming season. Returning 8 of 9 starters and supported by a healthy incoming class of freshman, the Lady Hawks will once again have their eyes set on securing the school's first state title since 2004...